Donnie & Dhali: Rick Dhaliwal on Vancouver Canucks defenseman Travis Hamonic: “Issues I heard over the weekend are Mr. Hamonic is considering retirement, sitting out this season, every part is on the desk. All the things is household associated.”
Vancouver Hockey Now: A supply who’s near Travis Hamonic stated that Hamonic could now choose to play for a U.S. workforce and the Canucks are contemplating a commerce. It’s believed that he’s not vaccinated and enjoying for a U.S. workforce would imply much less cross-border journey.
Ben Kuzma of the Vancouver Province: The Vancouver Canucks might be with out Travis Hamonic. His absence led some to consider to be across the COVID protocols for gamers who should not vaccinated.
This Friday is the deadline for gamers to opt-out for the season. Hamonic opted out of the 2020 playoff bubble. His daughter was within the hospital with a severe respiratory an infection.
Canucks GM Jim Benning final Wednesday stated he believed Hamonic would arrive sooner or later and that the workforce might be 100% vaccintated.
Yesterday Benning didn’t wish to say a lot Hamonic probably opting out, or easy methods to to make use of the possibly $3 million, or what occurs if he retires.
“He’s coping with a private subject and I feel all people ought to simply depart it alone,” burdened Benning. “I don’t know why folks assume with every part that’s happening on the planet that after we make an announcement a couple of private subject, folks assume they’ll stick their noses in it.
“Simply depart the man alone and let him determine what he wants to determine. I’m in fixed communication together with his agent (Kevin Epp) and he’s received a choice to make with how he’s feeling about every part. When he lets me know, we’ll work from there.
“As for now, there’s nothing to determine. Let’s give it the time and see the place he’s at Thursday or Friday and go from there.”
Cam Robinson: If Travis Hamonic forfeits his wage to take a seat out the 12 months or retires, it might give the Canucks an enormous alternative to re-sign each Quinn Hughes and Elias Pettersson to long-term offers. It’s potential with about $18 million in cap area.
Cam Robinson: Hamonic not enjoying would make their protection even weaker, however that is a matter regardless.